Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

A daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.


Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Insight: Capitol Chat On High Speed Rail / Author Reyna Grande / Classical Sound Advice

Ben Adler fills us in on the latest developments in California's high speed rail project. Author Reyna Grande tells us about her new book. Kevin Doherty joins us for Sound Advice to celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month.


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    Is Gov. Gavin Newsom Taking California High Speed Rail In A New Direction?

    Ben Adler shares larger takeaways from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State speech. And did the governor actually declare a new direction for the state’s high-speed rail project?

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    Author Reyna Grande Reflects On Immigrants Facing Impossible Choices, Just Like Her Parents Did

    Author Reyna Grande joins us to share her latest book, a memoir called "A Dream Called Home."

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    Classical Sound Advice Celebrates Black History, Grammy Winners And Love

    CapRadio classical host Kevin Doherty picks six classical music tracks to celebrate major achievements in black history, music and love in this week’s Sound Advice.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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Insight: What You Missed In The State Of The State / Valentine Wine / Gold Souls Debut New Single

CapRadio reporters discuss what you may have missed in the State of the State. Wine expert Rick Kushman shares some Valentine’s Day tips. Sacramento funk and soul band The Gold Souls perform their new single “True Blue”.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Insight: State Of The State Preview / Sacramento Ballet Stages 'Hamlet'

CapRadio's Ben Adler speaks with politicians at the Capitol and Insight gathers a round-table of political analysts to preview the State of the State. Sacramento Ballet starts the new year off with a modern production of "Hamlet".

Monday, February 11, 2019

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Insight: Political Junkie / City Considers Scooter Rules / V-Day Sacramento

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses Gov. Gavin Newsom pulling California National Guard troops from the border. Sacramento considers new rules for scooters and other rideables. V-Day Sacramento stages 'A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer.'

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Insight: Capitol Chat On Use-Of-Force Bills / Melinda Welsh's Cancer Survival Story / Teagarden Jazz Festival

Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to discuss two new police use-of-force bills in the legislature. Melinda Welsh tells us her story of surviving terminal cancer. We preview this weekend's Teagarden Jazz Festival.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Insight: State Of The Union Reactions / Comedian Keith Lowell Jensen / Flamenco Guitarist Ottmar Liebert

We hear lawmakers' reactions to last night's State of the Union address. Comedian Keith Lowell Jensen joins us to preview an upcoming special performance. Flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert shares his music with us.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Insight: News Network / Bacon Fest 8 / Jazz Pianist Dave Bass

Writer Chris Colin tells us about his latest feature in The California Sunday Magazine, “Freedom Is __________.” We talk about the food industry and #MeToo ahead of Bacon Fest 8. Jazz Pianist Dave Pass previews his upcoming performances.

Monday, February 4, 2019

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Insight: Political Junkie / Sacramento County-UC Davis Health Partnership / Maidu Indépendant Theater

The Political Junkie tells us what he's expecting from Trump's State of the Union. We learn about a partnership between Sacramento County and UC Davis Health. The Maidu Indépendant Theater teaches kids about their Maidu roots with music and dance.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento Youth Symphony / Sound Advice With Nick Brunner

LA Times reporter Sarah Wire tells us about California's Congressional power. We preview an upcoming performance by the Sacramento Youth Symphony. Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner joins us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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Insight: PolitiFact On Kamala Harris / What's Next For PG&E? / Jazz Pianist Andre Mehmari

PolitiFact California joins us to talk about Sen. Kamala Harris' record as a prosecutor. We discuss what's next after PG&E's bankruptcy. Brazilian jazz pianist Andre Mehmari previews his upcoming shows at the Mondavi Center.